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Microsoft may end up as the real winner of the OpenAI chaos that reigned over the weekend, and its rallying stock price is indicative of that. Upon the shocking news…

OpenAI’s leadership moves to Microsoft, propelling its stock up

Fintech startup Shares has raised $90 million for its stock trading app. And yet, the service is only available to people who live in the U.K. But that’s about to…

Social trading app Shares receives EU stock trading license

It looks like the metaverse is doing okay. No, not the one Meta is trying to make happen in VR — the gaming platform Roblox is where the kids are…

In a boost for the ‘metaverse,’ Roblox stock pops 25% after strong Q4 earnings

While German startup Trade Republic is better known as a mobile app that helps you buy and sell stock, the company is adding interest on uninvested cash. Users who hold…

Trade Republic, a popular stock trading app, adds 2% interest on cash

Amid all the chaos, Twitter rolled out a useful feature that lets you search for listed company stocks and cryptocurrency prices. To do this, users have to just type the…

Twitter now displays stock and cryptocurrency prices directly in search results

Twitter’s stock will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange on November 8, according to a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This comes a day…

Twitter will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange on November 8

Meet Prediko, a new startup that sits at the intersection of e-commerce, fintech and software as a service. If you’re manufacturing items or even just buying and reselling finished goods,…

With Prediko, online brands should never run out of stock

Investors in social media company Snap are reeling this afternoon as the stock has endured a bit of a meltdown following its release of Q2 earnings yesterday. The stock price…

Snap stock is getting obliterated

Though it may seem counterintuitive, a lowered valuation could reap benefits for your employees and your company’s recruitment efforts.

Late-stage tech companies must do right by their employees: Reassess your 409A valuations

We speak with about 200 private companies every quarter, and the vast majority of our conversations over the last three months have revolved around one question: What am I worth…

What am I worth now?

For common shareholders (employees, advisers and previous investors), a cram-down round is a big middle finger, as it comes with reverse split.

Cram downs are a character test for VCs and founders
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When the founder becomes the story

3:16 pm PST • February 17, 2022

A year ago, few knew the brand Bolt, a checkout technology company that was founded in 2014, nor its founder, Ryan Breslow, a seemingly archetypal Silicon Valley type: smart, strong-willed…

When the founder becomes the story

Companies like Opendoor opened the door to a new way of buying and selling properties by inserting a strong middle player who could buy houses or apartments and redevelop them…

Clikalia clicks on $86M to expand its iBuyer marketplace across Europe and Latin America

Record public exit activity is good news for founders and investors, but what about the employees who were granted stock options in those companies?

Inside Secfi’s 2021 state of stock options equity report

Leaders need to get better at understanding and articulating not just why equity is important but also how it’s determined.

A startup founder’s guide to allocating equity grants

After social media company Snap reported earnings last week, the value of its cohort of public companies fell sharply. Snap shed more than 20% of its value after telling investors…

Facebook’s stock shrugs off bad-news deluge

The ability to offer stock options is utterly essential to startups. They convince talented people to join when the startup is unlikely to be capable of matching the high salaries…

Index Ventures launches web app to help founders calculate employee stock options

Meet Shares, a new European startup that wants to add a social twist to financial investment — in this case, the company means “social” as in “social network”. The startup…

Shares is a new stock trading app with a focus on social features

When the time is right, employees should actively look for help from a qualified fiduciary financial adviser who can walk these could-be “options millionaires” through various cash-in scenarios.

You can’t afford to make poor decisions about incentive stock options

Once the U.S. consumer investing and trading app began to allow investors to trade its shares, they went down sharply, off more than 10% in the first hours of its…

Robinhood’s stock drops 8% in its first day’s trading

Today’s Apple event, chock-full of the company’s products that will help decide whether the company meets, exceeds or undershoots Wall Street expectations for its future growth and performance, had little…

Apple event fails to save the company’s stock from broader market sell-off

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Will ride-hailing profits ever come?

Let’s unpack their latest numbers to see if what these companies are dangling in front of investors is worth desiring.

8:16 am PST • February 12, 2021
Will ride-hailing profits ever come?

The New York Stock Exchange filed an amendment today with the Securities and Exchange Commission to allow for more direct listings. Direct listings offer a more streamlined method for companies…

NYSE seeks SEC approval for more direct listings

Apple held its WWDC keynote today, a virtual affair that managed to convince swaths of the technology industry to watch a pre-recorded video. While TechCrunch has posts galore up on…

Here’s how Apple’s stock fared during the WWDC keynote

Hertz, which filed for bankruptcy last month, halted its $500 million stock offering Wednesday after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission told the rental company it would review its controversial…

All bets are off as Hertz pulls plan to issue $500 million in new stock

Hertz, the rental car company that is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, can now sell up to $1 billion in stock as it seeks to tap into one of…

Forget the casino, bankrupt Hertz can now sell up to $1 billion in stock

Users are reporting that trading platform Robinhood was down during early morning trading that saw stock markets soar. Robinhood’s status page says all systems are “operational,” but users on Twitter…

Users say Robinhood is down as stocks soar

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Don’t apply for a PPP loan unless your affiliation issues are resolved

Because the terms of the PPP are so compelling, it simply has to be looked at as a financing source.

7:27 am PDT • April 9, 2020
Don’t apply for a PPP loan unless your affiliation issues are resolved

Stocks rallied Monday, with all major indices snapping back into positive territories as investors seized on any positive developments in the fight to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the disease…

American stocks rally sharply on COVID-19 optimism as earnings loom

The major American stock market indices are down sharply this morning at the open, with stocks falling after a multi-day rally helped shave some losses off their calendar-year results. So…

Stocks fall sharply Friday morning as the mid-week recovery falls short